i b i d e m p r ess
Spatial Social Thought
From Microfinance to Business Planning
Local Knowledge in Global Science Encounters
Escaping Poverty Traps
Michael Kuhn and
Roberto Moro Visconti
Kazumi Okamoto, Editors
is director, Knowwhy
Global Research, and president, World
Roberto Moro Visconti
Geopolitics, Securitization, and Political DecisionMaking Andreas Heinrich and Heiko Pleines, Editors
This timely collection offers fresh perspective on the fight over access to the Caspian Sea region’s energy resources. To date, the export of Caspian crude oil and natural gas has only been assessed geopolitically, which oversimplifies the political dynamics of the region and neglects to recognize the Caspian countries as actors in their own right. Andreas Heinrich
is a researcher
at the University of Bremen. Heiko Pleines
is head of the
Social Sciences and Humanities
corporate finance at the Catholic
department of Politics and Economics
University of Milan.
at the Research Centre for East
European Studies and lecturer in
general of the World Social Sciences
comparative politics at the University
and Humanities Network.
$46.00 paper 978-3-8382-0539-7 A p r i l 300 pages
$33.00 paper 978-3-8382-0526-7
$66.00 paper 978-3-8382-0562-5
P o l i t i c s / I n t e r n at i o n a l
M a r c h 332 pages
J u n e 650 pages
R e l at i o n s
S o c i o lo g y
B u s i n e ss / F i n a n c e
F o r S a l e O n ly i n t h e u n i t e d s tat es , C a n a d a , Me x i c o , Ce n t r a l A m e r i c a , S o u t h A m e r i c a , C a r i b b e a n , A u s t r a l i a , Ne w Ze a l a n d , a n d Asi a ( e x c l u d i n g C h i n a a n d I n d i a )
This volume presents perspectives on spatially construed knowledge systems and their struggle to interrelate. Western social sciences tend to be wrapped up in specific, exclusionary discourses, and Northern and Southern knowledge systems are sidelined. Spatial Social Thought reimagines the social sciences as a place of encounter among all spatially bound, parochial knowledge systems.
This groundbreaking book shows how innovative microfinance solutions can help billions escape poverty and atavism. Roberto Moro Visconti offers bottom-up development strategies for microcredit-driven startups and beyond. His forceful analysis of poverty traps and practical guidelines for such strategies as how to create business-plan templates as Excel spreadsheets are designed to help practitioners and analysts alike realize the true potential of microfinance.
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